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Teeth Whitening Toothpaste Can Really Work On The Teeth

There are many arguments for and against teeth whitening toothpastes but when considering the questions as to whether or not teeth whitening toothpastes work we need to understand the underlying cause and effect of discoloured teeth.

 
When considering the use of teeth whitening toothpastes consumers must first understand that discolouration can be as a result of stains to the surface of the teeth or due to the discolouration of the dentin inside the teeth.
 
Teeth whitening toothpastes generally work through the use of abrasives which physically remove stains from the surface of the teeth. The abrasive action of teeth whitening toothpastes help remove stains created by food and drink and polishes the surface of the teeth.
 
The whitening power of teeth whitening toothpastes is through the use of abrasive materials that need to be strong enough to remove stains from the teeth but not so strong as to cause damage to the tooth enamel. There are teeth whitening toothpastes on the market that are considered too abrasive and which can lead to teeth sensitivity.
 
Many tooth whitening toothpastes work by simply giving the teeth a really good cleaning. These toothpastes are more abrasive than regular toothpaste and work somewhat like sandpaper, scraping off all the accumulated dirt that is making your teeth look darker to reveal the white underneath. The result is whiter teeth, but this effect will only last for a while. Repeated exposure to staining beverages and foods will cause the teeth to discolor again pretty quickly. However, if you keep using these products, you can help keep future discoloration to a minimum.
 
Some whitening pastes do contain bleaching chemicals such as peroxide or dental handpiece. However, they only contain very small amounts. These chemicals are very strong and cannot be used in large amounts without medical supervision. That's why these toothpastes don't work quite as well as a professional bleaching from a dentist. They do work but they are only capable of making a minor, temporary change.
 
Although whitening toothpastes do not leave teeth quite as white as the treatments offered by a dentist, they do make a difference. If you can't afford a professional bleaching or don't enjoy going to the dentist, these toothpastes are an excellent way to help lighten your teeth. You have to brush your teeth anyway, so using them does not add any extra steps to your routine. They are also perfect for maintaining the whiteness of teeth that have been professionally lightened in between bleaching.